October 25, 2016

Sarah Salad | Bacon, Peas, Swiss Cheese

Sarah Salad is bursting with bacon, peas and Swiss cheese. 

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 If you are like me you tend to make the same five salads anytime you’re assigned a salad for dinner. Nothing wrong with using your favorites, but this is a salad that will stand out! Sarah Salad is bursting with bacon, peas and Swiss cheese and sure to be an instant favorite.

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Sarah’s Bacon, Pea, Swiss Cheese Salad

Rating: 51


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1/2 pkg (10 oz) frozen peas
  • 1//2 t sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t white pepper
  • 1/2 c Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)


  1. Wash and drain lettuce; dry thoroughly.
  2. Dice bacon and saute until crisp; drain on paper towels.
  3. Run hot water over frozen peas and drain.
  4. Into salad bowl, tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper.
  6. Add peas, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and salad dressing.
  7. Chill.
  8. Toss when ready to serve and garnish with bacon.

Similar to a BLT, Sarah salad is bread-less, well minus the tomatoes, but seriously has such a fun combination of flavors. The bacon adds a crunchy, savory flavor, the peas provide a sweetness and the swiss cheese creates a balance of sweet/sour. This dressing is one that you typically wouldn’t use, sweet mayonnaise, but provides the perfect glaze for this salad.

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Growing up, this was a salad that my mom regularly made. We always thought of our cousin Sarah every time we ate this salad. I don’t think we had many recipes that contained an actual person’s name in it. I think we all secretly hoped one day there would be a meal named after us.

Try this fun twist on a salad that will catch everyone by surprise. You may create a new favorite!

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